Mechanical Evaluations

Pushing Products to the Limits

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Finding Weakness to Fix It

When it's critical to understand why something broke, or how it might break, Exponent brings together the expertise and equipment needed to provide answers. We thrive on challenging situations that require ingenuity and creativity to design tests that probe important aspects of your product's safety.

Mechanical Evaluations Across Industries & Applications

Our testing and evaluations provide clarity and assurance wherever human safety is at stake.

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Medical Devices

We test medical devices to quickly evaluate durability and guide you through the product development and regulatory process.

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Our ability to recreate almost any type of vehicle impact puts us in a class by ourselves.

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Consumer Electronics

Our pioneering work understanding the myriad reasons glass breaks has led to major improvements in how glass can be used in everyday consumer electronics, such as phones.

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Wind Turbine Blades

We can apply a variety of stressors to innovative materials, helping clients understand complex structural failures and evaluating paths to improvement.

Safety & Design Evaluations for Industrial & Heavy Equipment Tractor Construction

Industrial Equipment

We can simulate the complex stresses endured by industrial equipment to ensure it holds up when it matters.

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Sports Equipment

We create custom test methods to evaluate the performance of sports equipment, and our state-of-the-art biomechanical testing capabilities help ensure safety gear does its job.

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We offer creative testing approaches for novel transportation devices to uncover hidden weaknesses.

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Household Appliances

Will it last? Will it perform? Will it be safe? We put household appliances to the test.

​Aviation & Aerospace​ [ME]


We analyze and test lightweight composite structures to evaluate performance under operational loads and environmental conditions.

Extend Your Insight Capabilities

Turn to Exponent when you need a partner who can provide fast, accurate answers to your most challenging questions.   

Explore All Angles

Explore All Angles

When the cause of failure could be multifaceted, Exponent has the breadth of expertise to explore many angles at once.
In the Lab or On Site

In the Lab or On Site

Whether in our state-of-the-art facilities or at your site, we bring expertise and deliver answers.
When Time Is Critical

When Time Is Critical

When lives and reputations are on the line, we can assemble the required resources to help you identify the root cause of a failure or help you push forward in the product development process with speed.
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We can recreate almost any type of stress on a product

dropping , crushing , twisting , bending , pulling , bursting , shocking , submerging , corroding , irradiating

We apply engineering intuition, materials acumen, and decades of experience to create custom test scenarios that uncover and explain critical weaknesses.

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Pioneering Solutions

Innovative Approaches for Advanced Materials

In the quest for lighter, smaller products, companies are increasingly turning to innovative materials. But how do these materials perform in real-world products? Exponent thrives on helping clients understand the possibilities and perils of combined materials and engineering challenges for:

  • Composite structures (carbon fiber, glass fibers, and more)
  • Polymers
  • Sandwich materials
  • Metals and alloys
  • Additive manufactured materials
How we solve materials challenges
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Full-Service Capabilities

Mechanical Consulting and Project Support

Exponent's mechanical engineers work to solve complex problems across all commercial and industrial mechanical systems, including biomedical, consumer products, electronics, transportation, utilities, and energy.

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Hold Your Products to a Higher Standard

Exponent brings an unparalleled level of integrated expertise to every test and evaluation. Our commitment to scientific excellence is your competitive advantage.

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